Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army base and out of harms way. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman names her Ayla, in reminiscence of the moon on the fateful night during which they met. The two form an instantaneous and inseparable bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman's brigade is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and does everything within his power to take her with him. After repeated failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage, but doesn't give up on the hope of one day reuniting with her. Will the two ever get back together?

Directing:
  • Can Ulkay

Writing:
  • Yiğit Güralp

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-10-27
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  • Country: TR
  • Language: Türkçe | English | 한국어/조선말
  • Runtime: 125
  • Budget: $4,172,781
Mehmet Esen
Mehmet Esen
Colonel Celal
Çetin Tekindor
Çetin Tekindo...
Sergeant Süleyman
İsmail Hacıoğlu
İsmail Hacıoğ...
Young Sergeant Süleyman
Kyung-jin Lee
Kyung-jin Lee
Ayla (Kim Eunja)
Kim Seol
Kim Seol
Young Ayla
Ali Atay
Ali Atay
Ali
Murat Yildirim
Murat Yildiri...
Lieutenant Mesut
Taner Birsel
Taner Birsel
Major Fuat
Eric Roberts
Eric Roberts
Major General Coulter
Erkan Petekkaya
Erkan Petekka...
Iskenderun Major
Altan Erkekli
Altan Erkekli
Huseyin Dilbirligi
Cade Carradine
Cade Carradin...
Captain Lorenzo Cage
Meral Çetinkaya
Meral Çetinka...
Nimet Dilbirligi
Gözde Sinem Öztürk
Gözde Sinem Ö...
Journalist Özge (as Sinem Uslu)
Ali Barkın
Ali Barkın
Pepe Muharrem
Caner Kurtaran
Caner Kurtara...
Sadik
Burç Kümbetlioğlu
Burç Kümbetli...
Celal
İlber Gürtunca
İlber Gürtunc...
İlhan
Johnny Young
Johnny Young
Lieutenant Lee
Damla Sönmez
Damla Sönmez
Nuran
Halil Kumova
Halil Kumova
Nuran's uncle
Duygu Yetiş
Duygu Yetiş
İclal
Nilgün Kasapbasoglu
Nilgün Kasapb...
Ummu Gulsum Dilbirligi
Büşra Develi
Büşra Develi
Young Nimet Dilbirligi
Koray Ergun
Koray Ergun
Halit
Esra Dermancioglu
Esra Dermanci...
Sebahat Dilbirligi
Toygan Avanoğlu
Toygan Avanoğ...
Pusan Army Officer